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Managing Anxiety: Cognitive, Mindfulness and Hypnotherapeutic Approaches

July 15, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm CDT

Presented by The Institute for Professional and Continuing Studies and The Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and The Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis Present:

Managing Anxiety: Cognitive, Mindfulness and Hypnotherapeutic Approaches

Wednesday, July 15th, 2020

9:00AM-10:30AM PDT/ 11:00AM-12:30PM CST/12:00PM-1:30PM EST

Presented Online Via Zoom, link to access provided upon registration

Program Offers 1.5 APA CEs for Psychologists and 1.5 CEUs for Counselors and Social Workers

Workshop Description:

Anxiety destroys the normal enjoyment of life through the fear, worry, obsessive thinking and avoidant behavior that anxious people experience. Simple activities like going to the grocery store, taking a child to her first day of school, or meeting a friend for lunch trigger a barrage of frantic “what ifs”. This workshop will explore the subtleties of working with this pervasive category of disorders that affects an estimated 20% of the population. The workshop will also focus on the effect that uncontrolled anxiety has on intimate relationships.The presenter will introduce a powerful, integrative therapy model that combines:CBT, Hypnosis, and Mindfulness .

Using this integrative therapy model, workshop participants will learn practical interventions that are applicable to the treatment of panic, generalized anxiety disorder, phobias, social anxiety disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. A unique feature of this presentation is the four-part intervention developed by Dr. Daitch that integrates mindfulness, cognitive and hypnotic approaches. These tools work together to help clients feel more empowered when flooded with anxiety.

There will be a Q&A session at the end of the webinar where attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions. A PowerPoint document will be shared. A facilitator will moderate specific questions to reach outcome goals.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this intermediate-level webinar participants will be able to:

1. Articulate the rationale for combining hypnosis with CBT in the management of anxiety disorders.

2. Describe two hypnotic techniques that can be integrated with CBT for the treatment of each sub-type of anxiety disorder.

3. Identify two interventions that can help clients observe somatic manifestations of anxiety with less reactivity.

Professional Bio of Presenter, Carolyn Daitch, PhD, Director of the Center for the Treatment of Anxiety Disorders

Carolyn Daitch, an internationally renowned psychologist, trainer, author and presenter, teaches individuals and groups to recognize and manage stress and anxiety. Dr. Daitch, who has 35 years of thriving experience, is the director of the Center for the Treatment of Anxiety Disorders in Farmington Hills, Michigan. Her proven approach has helped countless clients learn how to successfully navigate the inevitable challenges of their lives. She is frequently invited to speak about anxiety and affect regulation at international conferences and as a keynote speaker at these conferences.

Dr. Daitch is a certified and approved consultant and an elected fellow with the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis as well as the Michigan Psychological Association. Carolyn is president of the Michigan Society of Clinical Hypnosis, and vice-president of the Executive Council of ASCH. She is the author of four books, including the award-winning Affect Regulation Toolbox, Anxiety Disorders: The Go-To Guide, and co-author with Lissah Lorberbaum of Anxious in Love: How to Manage Your Anxiety, Reduce Conflict and Reconnect with Your Partner. Her newest publication is The Road to Calm Workbook. Dr. Daitch is also frequently invited by her colleagues to be a contributing author to a variety of books and journals.

Program Standards and Goals

STANDARD 1.1: Program content focuses on application of psychological assessment and/or intervention methods that have overall consistent and credible empirical support in the contemporary peer reviewed scientific literature beyond those publications and other types of communications devoted primarily to the promotion of the approach.

GOAL 3: Program will allow psychologists to maintain, develop, and increase competencies in order to improve services to the public and enhance contributions to the profession.

Registration and Fees:

Community members: $65.00

SCEH Members/Faculty: $55.00

Students: $15.00

Refund Policy:

100% of tuition is refundable up to 48 hours before the program. Within 48 hours of the program, tuition is nonrefundable.


• Daitch, C. (2011) Anxiety Disorders: The Go-to Guide for Clients and Their Therapists W.W. Norton: N.Y.

• Alladin, A. & Amundson, J. (2010). Cognitive hypnotherapy as a coherent model of psychotherapy. Contemporary Hypnosis.

• Daitch, C. & Lorberbaum, L. (2016) The Road to Calm Workbook: Life Changing Tools to Manage Runaway Emotions. New York, NY: W.W. Norton & Co.


Target Audience: All mental health professionals. Graduate students welcome.

Psychologists. This program, when attended in its entirety, is available for 1.5 continuing education credits. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in its continuing education activities. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is also committed to conducting all activities in conformity with the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles for Psychologists. Participants are asked to be aware of the need for privacy and confidentiality throughout the program. If program content becomes stressful, participants are encouraged to process these feelings during discussion periods. If participants have special needs, we will attempt to accommodate them. Please address questions, concerns and any complaints to Danielle Bohrer at 312-467-2364. There is no commercial support for this program nor are there any relationships between the CE Sponsor, presenting organization, presenter, program content, research, grants, or other funding that could reasonably be construed as conflicts of interest.

MFTs, LPCCs, and LCSWs. Course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hour of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. If you are licensed outside of California please check with your local licensing agency to to determine if they will accept these CEUs. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is approved by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) to offer continuing education programming for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and/or LCSWs. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is an accredited or approved postsecondary institution that meets the requirements set forth in Sections 4980.54(f)(1), 4989.34, 4996.22(d)(1), or 4999.76(d) of the Code.

Other Non Psychologists. Most licensing boards accept Continuing Education Credits sponsored by the American Psychological Association but non-psychologists are recommended to consult with their specific state-licensing board to ensure that APA-sponsored CE is acceptable.

Participation Certificate The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is able to provide students and other participants who simply wish to have documentation of their attendance at the program a participation certificate.

*Participants must attend 100% of the program in order to obtain a Certificate of Attendance.

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology maintains responsibility for this program and its content.